A big explosion rocked the city of Peshawar city of Pakistan and gravely damaged a police station on Wednesday early morning, wounding several people and causing widespread damage stated the police, reported Reuters.

At least 1 person was killed and 14 people were wounded in the blast that occurred near CID police station at University Road, a local television channels reported. Police said the dawn blast all but flattened the police station.

Residents said the explosion rattled windows throughout the city of Peshawar, near Afghan border. Television showed police and soldiers spread throughout and cordoning the affected district.

The blast took place about 1 km (half a mile) from the U.S. consulate and in the same district where a car bomb exploded last week as a U.S. consulate convoy passed by. One man was killed and about a dozen people were wounded, including two U.S. nationals.

The Pakistani Taliban said it carried out that assault, the first attack on foreigners since a U.S. commando team killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden early this month.